- Mississippi Power: SEC investigating Kemper project Updated: May-05-16 9:21 pm
GULFPORT, Mississippi - The federal agency tasked with protecting investors has opened an investigation into the estimated costs and schedule of Mississippi Power Co.'s overrun-plagued $6.7 billion Kemper County power plant being built in Mississippi.
- Oklahoma House, Senate committees pass budget legislation Updated: May-05-16 9:07 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma lawmakers on Thursday began the daunting task of addressing a projected $1.3 billion hole in the next state budget, backing legislation that would raise or save roughly $200 million but knowing more difficult haggling lies ahead.
- Canada evacuating 8,000 wildfire evacuees by air Updated: May-05-16 9:06 pm
FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta - Canadian officials began evacuating 8,000 people from work camps north of devastated Fort McMurray by air on Thursday and hoped to move thousands more via a highway convoy Friday if it is safe from a massive wildfire raging in Alberta that has grown to 85,000 hectares (210,035 acres).
- Never-completed TVA nuclear plant that cost $4B for sale Updated: May-05-16 6:29 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The nation's largest public utility is selling a never-completed nuclear plant that has cost more than $4 billion dollars over the past four decades.
- GOP states benefiting from shift to wind and solar energy Updated: May-05-16 6:22 pm
WASHINGTON - If there's a War on Coal, it's increasingly clear which side is winning.
- Stocks close flat as investors wait for Friday's jobs report Updated: May-05-16 4:40 pm
NEW YORK - Stocks closed mostly unchanged on Thursday, as an earlier rally in oil prices faded and investors waited for the release of a closely watched jobs report on Friday.
- Markets Right Now: US stocks end flat after 2 down days Updated: May-05-16 4:11 pm
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- Jury to decide contaminated wells case against coal company Updated: May-05-16 3:37 pm
PINEVILLE, West Virginia - A West Virginia jury will decide whether a coal company owned by Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jim Justice contaminated the drinking water wells of residents in Wyoming County.
- AP FACT CHECK: Trump's vow to create Appalachian coal jobs Updated: May-05-16 3:31 pm
DALLAS - Donald Trump says he would bring back lost coal-mining jobs, and he is positioning for the November election in big coal states by portraying Hillary Clinton as a job killer.
- Panel Oks state funding for Middletown data center project Updated: May-05-16 3:20 pm
DOVER, Delaware - A state panel has approved $7.5 million in taxpayer funding for a data center and power plant project in Middletown.
- University of Utah faculty vote for fossil fuel divestment Updated: May-05-16 3:11 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Faculty leaders at the University of Utah are calling on the school to get rid of investments associated with fossil fuels.
- Xcel Energy working to prevent Fargo-area power outages Updated: May-05-16 2:49 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - Xcel Energy told North Dakota regulators Thursday that it continues working to prevent power outages that have affected Fargo in recent weeks.
- Paying more at the pump: gas prices in Texas hit $2 gallon Updated: May-05-16 12:33 pm
COPPELL, Texas - Retail gasoline prices in Texas have reached the $2 per gallon mark for the first time this year.
- Chesapeake reports better-than-expected results Updated: May-05-16 10:52 am
OKLAHOMA CITY - Chesapeake Energy, the nation's second largest natural gas driller, reported narrowed first-quarter losses Thursday and a $470 million sale of assets that could provide the company with a little more breathing room after nearly a decade of declining prices.
- 2 Illinois state parks reopen after donor pays electric bill Updated: May-05-16 10:36 am
EFFINGHAM, Illinois - The Illinois Department of Natural Resources says Ramsey Lake State Recreation Area and Horseshoe Lake State Park have reopened after a donor paid to turn the electricity back on.
- County wants Pennsylvania prison to become power plant Updated: May-05-16 8:33 am
CRESSON, Pennsylvania - County officials want to turn a former prison site in central Pennsylvania into a gas-fired power plant.
- Western North Dakota oil refinery hampered by oil slowdown Updated: May-05-16 8:18 am
DICKINSON, North Dakota - The owners of a new oil refinery in western North Dakota plan to operate it at only 75 percent capacity due to continued losses tied to the slumping oil industry.
- Poland charges Russian-born lawyer with spying for Moscow Updated: May-05-16 6:27 am
WARSAW, Poland - Poland has charged a Warsaw lawyer with dual Polish-Russian citizenship with spying for Russian military intelligence, a prosecutor said Thursday.
- Residents to weigh in on new Atlantic Coast Pipeline path Updated: May-05-16 6:13 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - Residents in three western Virginia counties will have a chance to weigh in a proposed new path of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.
- Agawam power plant officials plead guilty in emissions case Updated: May-05-16 5:44 am
BOSTON - The operators of a western Massachusetts power plant pleaded guilty to federal charges earlier this week that accused the plant's owner and managers of tampering with emissions equipment and submitting bogus reports to regulators.
- NRC says regulators used wrong info in Indian Point analysis Updated: May-04-16 7:54 pm
NEW YORK - New York's attorney general says federal safety regulators will need to conduct a new analysis into the effects of a devastating accident, should there ever be one at a nuclear power plant north of New York City.
- Possible flaw in weld coating cited in pipeline blast Updated: May-04-16 7:38 pm
Investigators have found evidence of corrosion on a natural gas pipeline that exploded in a massive fireball in Pennsylvania last week, scorching trees a quarter-mile away, damaging homes and burning a fleeing homeowner, the federal pipeline safety agency said Wednesday.
- Regulators fault procedures in blast at natural gas facility Updated: May-04-16 6:54 pm
PLYMOUTH, Washington - Federal and state regulators say the main cause of an explosion in 2014 at a southeastern Washington natural gas facility was inadequate procedures that allowed oxygen to remain in the system.
- New federal rule would permit thousands of eagle deaths Updated: May-04-16 5:53 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is revising a federal rule that allows wind-energy companies to operate high-speed turbines for up to 30 years, even if means killing or injuring thousands of federally protected bald and golden eagles.
- Cost estimate of Los Angeles-area gas leak hits $665 million Updated: May-04-16 5:30 pm
LOS ANGELES - The estimated cost of a massive gas well blowout that spewed methane uncontrollably for nearly four months and uprooted 8,000 Los Angeles families has more than doubled to $665 million, Sempra Energy announced Wednesday.